Meet the Authors
Msgr. Charles Pope
Msgr. Charles Pope is the pastor of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian, a vibrant parish community in Washington, DC. A native of Chicago with a bachelor degree in computer science, his interest in the priesthood stemmed from his experience as a church musician. He attended Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary and was ordained in 1989. A pastor since 2000, he also has led Bible studies in the U.S. Congress and at the White House in past years.
Dr. Susan Timoney
Dr. Susan Timoney is the Assistant Secretary for Pastoral Ministry and Social Concerns for the Archdiocese of Washington. In this capacity she oversees evangelization initiatives and pastoral planning. Susan earned her Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD) at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Susan is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America and an adjunct faculty member at St. Joseph’s College, Maine. Susan’s expertise is in the mission and vocation of the laity and lay spirituality.